Ankle joint distraction arthroplasty: why and how?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

For select patients, distraction ankle arthroplasty may be a promising treatment approach for ankle osteoarthritis; however, there is still limited literature addressing its efficacy and clinical long-term results. In this article, the literature regarding the outcome after ankle distraction arthroscopy is reviewed, the indications and contraindication for this procedure are listed, our surgical technique is described, and our preliminary results with this procedure are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barg, A; Amendola, A; Beaman, DN; Saltzman, CL

Published Date

  • September 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 459 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 24008212

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2013.06.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States